If Trump doesn't want war with Iran, he should stop pushing Iran towards war

By Daniel R. DePetris, Reason

President Trump claims he doesn’t want a war with Iran, but rather a negotiation. This is a welcoming and promising goal. But if the president actually wishes to put this goal into practice, he needs to stop heeding the advice of his more hawkish national security advisers who are guiding him into a very treacherous spot.

It’s time to stop the war games and start talking in order to prevent a conflict that, quite frankly, would make Washington’s years-long war in Iraq look like a walk in the park.

This piece was originally published by Reason on June 14, 2019. Read more HERE.